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Communities in Fiction

J. Hillis Miller


Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) by way of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond Williams and Martin Heidegger for communities in the real world. Communities in Fiction’s topic is the question of how communities or non-communities are represented in fictional works. Such fictional communities help the reader understand real communities, including those in which the reader lives. As against the presumption that the trajectory in literature from Victorian to Modern to Postmode ... More

Keywords: Communities, Martin Heidegger, Raymond Williams, Victorian Literature, Modern Literature, Postmodern Literature, Western fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263103
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Hillis Miller, author
University of California at Irvine